Ah, the Internet. What a bounty of games! I found myself two more very cool NES games.
I love a good beat’em up game and for me this style of gameplay seems a better fit for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game than the platforming style of the first NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So ever since Nintendo Joe made me aware of this genre switch in the franchise I’ve been looking for the NES TMNT II and III. Then while recently shopping at Lukie Games for inexpensive NES manuals I found two games at reasonable prices. One of those being the NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Arcade Game. It’s in great shape and cost me $19 USD for the loose cartridge.
The next find was Legendary Wings for which I found both the cart and the manual. The game cost me $13 USD and the manual $4 USD. With $5 shipping these three new additions cost me about $55 CAD all-in. When compared to ebay the cost was very close to the same except for the fact that my total included shipping. So I did a bit better than ebay but more importantly I avoided the dreaded ebay ‘Global Shipping Program’ where paying duty is 100% guaranteed instead of a 99% chance of not having to pay extra duty fees without ebay’s entirely unneeded
money-grab service. But I digress…
When playing TMNT 2 it felt a little repetitive but it played well. And that repetition might be cured with two players; who together might be able to rumble through a level faster. Which is an exciting prospect that I may have to recruit Nintendo Joe for.
I bought Legendary Wings because I have often heard that it’s a very good game. And so far it has not disappointed. It is a solid shooter with good controls, varied power ups, optional levels, secret levels, top down levels and side view levels. There is a lot going on in this game. I also enjoyed how when you get hit you lose one level of your current power-ups instead of being instantly obliterated. It’s also less common to have a shooter that is not Sci-Fi (Space Ship) themed making Legendary Wings a refreshing change.
Although my NES and SNES collection will likely stay much smaller than my Sega collection I am really enjoying picking up some of the many classics Nintendo has to offer. With any luck it wont be long before I find a few more standout games for the NES.